As for what the grenade was doing in the wall, Yoram Saad, head of the Implementation Branch of the IAA Conservation Department, said in the press release, “The stone was partially crushed and someone probably chose it as a place to hide the hand grenade.” Even at 100 years old, the grenade is a relativelyContinue Reading »
Colonel Marley added that the Hizbullah has recently been collecting intelligence on IDF forces, and sometimes operates in civilian guise. The organization was also engaged in infrastructure works that would prepare it for future fighting. A senior military source claimed that increased cooperation between Iran, Syria and Hizbullah is giving them an operational advantage andContinue Reading »
The following is the transcript from the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: “'We don't accept the statement [of Hamas]: a [Palestinian] state of resistance and refusal. What we hear from everyone is that the basis is negotiations, at a time that the entire world agrees about this, despite the absence of other options, we eitherContinue Reading »
“The United States strongly encourages other nations who have not already done so to follow suit and to contribute to the Auschwitz-Birkenau fund to preserve the site for future generations.” Clinton made the announcement at the museum for the World War II–era factory of Oskar Schindler, the German entrepreneur who saved hundreds of Jewish factoryContinue Reading »
Based on Obama’s comments, it would appear that one such measure could be an expansion of Palestinian security control in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. The Palestinian security forces already have limited control in a number of West Bank cities and towns, and Israel may decide to expand their oversight or the number ofContinue Reading »
“And that's why we remain unwavering in our commitment to Israel’s security. And the United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine their security interests.” Though Obama fell short of explicitly approving of Israel’s decision not to disclose whether or not it possesses nuclear weapons, his decision not to alsoContinue Reading »
Even as the diplomatic relationship between the two nations has deteriorated—particularly since the May 31 flotilla episode that set off a major crisis when Israeli commandos killed nine as they stopped a Gaza-bound aid ship—military ties have apparently not collapsed at the same rate. The [Israel Defense Forces] IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.Continue Reading »
The list of goods banned according to the Wassenaar Arrangement includes weapons of any kinds, as well as dual-use goods “which could be used to develop, produce or to boost military capabilities.” Goods barred according to the Israeli law include technology or equipment which can be used by terror groups to produce weapons, suchContinue Reading »
Israelis also support the parameters, at 52%, an increase of 6% in support from 2009 and similar to polls taken from 2006-2008. However, neither side expects a Palestinian state to be formed in the next five years. Said the press release, “Despite the increase in willingness to compromise among the two publics, neither Palestinians norContinue Reading »
On shore, perimeters can easily be established around sensitive security sites and cameras can monitor nearly every square inch of an area. There's a lot more space to patrol at sea, and many of the best security measures—like cameras—aren't applicable there. Few land-oriented security systems are capable of creating an underwater security perimeter, which meansContinue Reading »
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